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Assemblymember McDonald Tours Tech Valley High School

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Albany, N.Y. — Assemblymember John T. McDonald III had the honor of attending a tour of Albany’s Tech Valley High School. TVHS was launched in 2007, and was designed to be a four-year, regional high school program, that focuses mainly on project-based...

Assemblymember McDonald Attends Grand Re-Opening of Mokhiber’s Wine and Liquors

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Assemblymember John T. McDonald III had the privilege of attending the grand re-opening of Mokhiber’s Wine and Liquors. Mokhiber’s Wine and Liquors opened in 1945, when Lebanese immigrant Edward Mokhiber, Sr. returned from World War...

Constituent Survey Deadline: October 12

We have had a great response to our constituent survey, but we still want to hear from you! Please complete the survey by midnight on October 12 to have your opinions recorded. http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/John-T-McDonald-III/story/65118/. ...

Senator Breslin and Assemblymember McDonald Recognize Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Neil D. Breslin and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III welcomed members of the La Federation Franco Americaine du New York to the State Capitol in recogintion of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. The members of la Federation were...

Sage Men’s Basketball Team Set to be Recognized by New York State Assembly on Wednesday

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Albany, NY – After winning the program’s first Skyline Conference Championship and earning an NCAA Division III Championship berth, the members of the 2014-2015 Sage Men’s Basketball team and the coaching staff will be honored by the New York State...

2015 AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge Announces Winners

Albany, N.Y. — Residents of the Tech Valley will now be able to turn to their smartphones for assistance with details on hard to find local events, locating regional nutritional safety net resources, information on local job opportunities, assistance...

Assemblymembers Fahy and McDonald: Assembly Majority Introduces Bill to Ensure Changes to NY’S Education System Put Children First

Albany, N.Y. – Assemblymembers John T. McDonald III (D-Cohoes) and Patricia A. Fahy (D-Albany) announced their support of a recently introduced bill that they are co-sponsoring in the New York State Assembly. The legislation (A.7303-A) provides more...

Assemblymembers McDonald and Rosenthal Welcome Delegates from Berlin

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Albany, N.Y. – Assemblymembers John T. McDonald III and Linda B. Rosenthal had the privilege of welcoming delegates from Germany to the State Capitol. The delegates were visiting Albany as part of a program with the International Center of the Capital...

Rensselaer County Honor-A-Vet Recognizes Charles Wilfred Straub

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Rensselaer, NY – On April 13, 2015, Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and Assemblymember Steven McLaughlin, along with several other elected officials, honored the late Charles Wilfred Straub for his service to his country. Straub, born in 1954 in...

Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Water Grant Program, the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, Included in 2015-16 SFY Budget

Albany, N.Y. – Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the 2015-2016 SFY Budget includes $200 million for the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015 to assist municipalities in funding water quality infrastructure projects. The...

Assemblymember McDonald Welcomes Citizens of Georgia to the Capitol

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Albany, N.Y. – Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and the International Center of the Capital Region had the privilege of welcoming delegates from Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, to the State Capitol. The visit was to focus on...

Reverend Dr. Damone Johnson Provides Invocation to Members of Assembly

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Reverend Dr. Damone Johnson, the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church of Albany, provided the invocation for the opening of session on Monday, January 12, 2015 in the Assembly Chambers. Pastor Johnson...

Albany County Honor-A-Vet Recognizes Joseph Persico

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On January 5, 2015, Assemblymember John T. McDonald III, along with several other elected officials, honored the late Joseph Persico for his service to his country. Presico, born in 1930 in Gloversville, New York was an author who began his service with...

Assemblymember McDonald Takes Oath for Second Term

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Albany, N.Y. – Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and members of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation, were sworn into office on December 29, 2014 in the Assembly Chambers before family, friends and colleagues. Assemblymember McDonald was sworn...

At-risk Students Beat Odds, Graduate High School with Operation Graduation

Assemblymember McDonald Welcomes Kosovo Delegation to the Capitol

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and the International Center of the Capital Region welcomed international visitors from the Republic of Kosovo to the Assembly Chambers as part of the Open World Leadership Program. The delegation consisted...

Local Assemblymembers Want Risks Posed by Crude Oil Trains Addressed

The recent dangers exposed by incidents involving crude oil transportation have been at the top of the agendas of Capital Region Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy (D-Albany), John T. McDonald III (D-Cohoes), and Phil Steck (D-Colonie). Today, they announced...

Norwegian Consul General Visits the Capitol

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblymember John T. McDonald III and the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau today welcomed Norway’s Consul General in New York, Elin Bergithe Rognlie, to the Assembly Chambers. Rognlie has represented Norway, Norwegian...

Assemblymember John McDonald Announces Construction Grant Awards to Cohoes, Troy, Waterford, and Watervliet Public Libraries

ALBANY, NY – Member of Assembly John T. McDonald III announced that Cohoes, Troy, Waterford and Watervliet Public Libraries have been awarded nearly $250,000 combined in public library construction funds. The grant funds are from $14 million in capital...